The beautiful listed Westbahnhof (Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar) was built between 1874 and 1877, the steel construction of the filigree building comes from the company Gustav Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris a few years later. The former train station restaurant, which is now a fast food restaurant, is also worth seeing.
Central market hall
The Art Nouveau market hall, which is over a hundred years old, extends over three floors and forms a mixture of market and shopping center.
Here you will find typical Hungarian vegetables such as peppers, garlic wreaths, salami but also numerous fruits and homemade jams.
There are flowers and food stalls on the first floor. Visitors can learn how to prepare Hungarian specialties in the Fakanál restaurant (wooden spoon) every day from 10 a.m. under the guidance of a master chef.
Interesting facts about the best wines from various Hungarian wine regions are also conveyed – and of course you can also try them.
Here you can buy typical Hungarian products, for example the world-famous Tokaj Aszú.
“Unicum”, which is over 200 years old, is one of the four best bitters in the world. The goose liver from Hungary is available here both in a can and in clay pots according to agooddir.
The heart and pick salami are also known and loved around the world.
This market hall is the largest of the five still existing Budapest market halls. It is interesting that the market halls had underground tunnels up to the Danube in order to be able to transport the goods transported by the ships directly into the halls in the past.
The Pest Redoute is located on Vigadó Tér, the square in front of the “Redoute” (= “Vigadó”). The building dates from the 19th century and originally served to “beautify” the cityscape on the banks of the Danube with the help of its artistically designed facade in Habsburg architecture. It was also used, among other things, as a ballroom and for concerts and partly as offices.
Vigadó tér 2.
There are around 220 large and small museums and exhibitions in Budapest. Here is a small selection:
Museum Objects from the history of pharmacies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period can be seen here.
Address: I. Tarnók utca 18
Tue-Sun 10:30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m.
Aquincum (Archaeological Museum)
Here you can find the foundations of a bourgeois town on the field of ruins, which have been excavated there since the 1870s. Further finds are shown in the affiliated museum.
Address: Óbuda, Szentendrei út 139
15.-30. April and October: Tue-Sun 9 am-5pm, May-Sept.: 9 am-6pm
Bajor Gizi Theater Museum
Address: XII. Stromfeld Aurél utca 16
Opening times: Sept-June Thu, Fri 2 pm-6pm, Sat, Sun 10 am-6pm
In the former villa of the actress Gizi Bajor you can see objects from around 300 famous Hungarian actors of the 20th century.
The Design Museum is located in the former bus station on Erzsébet Square. After the building had been empty for a few years, the Design Museum moved here. The exhibition presents a range of contemporary works of design, urbanism and other interesting projects.
Address: VI. Nagymezö utca 8
Opening times: Tue-Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Temporary exhibitions by various Hungarian and foreign artists.
The museum is worth a visit for the magnificent building alone.
The museum, which opened in 1872, is one of the largest ethnographic museums in Europe and shows an ethnographic collection with almost 200,000 exhibits – including around 140,000 Hungarian and 60,000 international artefacts.
March-Oct. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov-Feb. Tue-Sun 10 am-5pm
Kossuth tér 12
Evangelical State Museum In
addition to the art monuments of the Evangelical Church, you can also see the original will of Martin Luther.
Address: V. Déak tér 4
Tue-Sun 10 am-6pm
Franz Liszt Museum
In the composer’s former apartment you can see his personal belongings.
Address: Vörösmarty utca 35
House of Terror
The museum with the martial name “House of Terror” is a historical museum in Budapest, which commemorates the rule of the Hungarian fascist Arrow Crossers and the communism in Hungary that followed after the end of the Second World War. Both regimes are contrasted and compared. and contrasts both regimes in his contempt for human beings.
Andrássy út 60
The museum provides information on the urban development of Budapest, among other things.
Address: In the castle palace
March-May: Wed-Mon 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June-Oct. daily 10 a.m.
– 6 p.m. Nov.-Feb. Wed-Mon 10 am-4pm
The museum next to the Great Synagogue houses a large collection of Jewish sacred art.
Address: VII. Dohány utca 2
May-Oct. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nov-April Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.
– 3 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kiscelli Museum (Picture Gallery)
The museum exhibits a collection of Hungarian fine arts of the 20th century, as well as graphics and paintings depicting Budapest.
Address: III. Kiscelli út 108
April-Oct. Tue-Sun 10
6 p.m. Nov-March 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.btm.hu
Here you can find furniture, handicrafts and other items from the 4th century to modern times. The magnificent Art Nouveau building with oriental elements, in which the museum is housed, is also worth a visit.
Address: IX. Üllöi út 33-37
mid-March-Oct. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov.-mid-March: Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.